History of MusicaNova

Musica Nova, Inc. was founded in Scottsdale AZ in 2003 as a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation.  Music Director Warren Cohen led the first performance of the MusicaNova Orchestra on May 18, 2003 at the Pinnacle Presbyterian Church, beginning with the Sibelius Violin Concerto, featuring soloist Lyndon Johnston Taylor.

The Founders of MusicaNova are:

  • Warren Cohen and Carolyn Whitaker
  • Edward and Cynthia DuBrow
  • Jill M. Forsyth-Koritala
  • Thomas Gasbarre
  • Jack and Elaine Jasperson
  • John and Elizabeth McKinnon
  • Merrill and Barbara Moss
  • Ann Ritt
  • Mitchell and Hannah Selznick
  • Loren Anderson and Patricia Stacy
  • William and Wendy Stanley
  • James and Rita Whitaker

Learn more about our past seasons by clicking below:

Season 11: 2013-2014
  • Transformation of Greatness: American Premiere of Bruckner’s 3rd Symphony
  • Recapturing Youth, featuring Eric Lin
  • An English Christmas: Carols and Choirs and Bells, Oh My!
  • Youthful Variations, featuring Jessica Zhang